Dear Heritage Families,

Before the week concludes, I would like to provide you the latest information we have received from the State on how the virus situation is affecting Heritage Academy.

  1. Earlier today, Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman extended school closure through Friday, 10 April 2020. 
  2. Even though the building is closed, learning will continue with online platforms. For Gateway, Laveen, and Mesa, school resumes online starting next week on Monday, 23 March 2020. Please refer to the prior communications from your principal/teachers for details on the online format. Maricopa will continue with their previously scheduled Spring Break and resume classes online Monday, 30 March 2020.
  3. Online learning platforms provide a way for teachers to ensure scholars are receiving instruction and materials. Attendance will be tracked in PowerSchool each week based on teachers reviewing which scholars have logged in to follow the lessons and uploaded their completed work by the end of each week. Please refer to the specific assignment for the exact due date.
  4. We hope schools reopen in April so we may continue with activities such as graduation.
  5. State assessments have been waived for this year per Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman. The State will be working with the Dept of Education on the appropriate waiver.
  6. Those with IEP/504 plans will be contacted separately by the local instructor with additional information on services.
  7. We know how important extracurricular activities are for our scholars. At this time we are postponing extracurricular activities until after scholars return to campus.  Our goal is to have scholars experience these events, however we believe it is prudent to postpone these at this time.   

I would like to thank each of you for the incredible response we have received from you and the scholars. Thank you for your patience and for submitting feedback to allow us to help with your specific situation. While our doors are closed, we will continue to be available via phone, email, and social media. 

Many thanks also go out to our incredible teachers and school leaders. They have worked very hard this week to upload many high quality lessons, engaging videos, and other fun content to serve your scholars. We are Heroes and will finish this year strong. 



Jared Taylor 

Board Chairman 

Heritage Academy Schools

(480) 969-5641